The best restaurants in Airlie Beach

Looking for the best restaurants in Airlie Beach? We’ve compiled a list of our favourite restaurants in the area. From mouth-watering fine dining to fresh locally sourced seafood, Airlie Beach is home to some truly spectacular restaurants. 

Read on for our top 8 recommendations for the best restaurants in Airlie Beach, but be warned, you might struggle to choose only one to dine at!

Anchor Bar

Perched high above the town, the Anchor Bar is the definition of dinner with a view. With the stunning turquoise waters of the Coral Sea serving as your backdrop, the Anchor Bar makes for one of the most beautiful locations for eating in Airlie Beach. But don’t be fooled, the views won’t be all you’ll be feasting on, the Anchor Bar offers guests a great range of delectable food with daily specials, shared platters for couples and groups and specialty cocktails you can enjoy poolside.

Menu: Dine in & Takeaway Menu

Dietary considerations: Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options available

Phone: 0749466678

Website: https://www.anchorbar.com.au/

Open Hours: Thursday to Sunday 12pm till late

Address: 5 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach 4802

Restaurants In Airlie Beach Guide Number 1 Anchor Bar

The Garden Bar

Nestled in the South Village of Coral Sea Marina, The Garden Bar is another of the best restaurants in Airlie Beach with spectacular views out over the marina. Sit back and unwind with live acoustic music, indulge with cocktails at sunset or enjoy their carefully prepared menus that boast a variety of foods to suit any palate. The Garden Bar is well-known for its excellent seafood options but also delivers on burgers and sumptuous steaks as well.

Menu: Mains, Shared, Sides, Kids and Dessert menus

Dietary considerations: Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options available

Phone: 0749464277

Website: https://www.gardenbarbistro.com.au/

Open Hours: Closed Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday to Friday 2pm till 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-9pm

Address: Coral Sea Marina Resort, South Village

Garden Bar At Coral Sea Marina

La Tabella

Beachfront dining done right. If freshly made pasta and gnocchi made in-house, paired with herbs grown in their own garden sound like a recipe for success, then you won’t be disappointed by La Tabella’s Italian menu. With an extensive wine list on offer to compliment their ever-changing specials and classic menu favourites, it’s easy to see why La Tabella makes it onto the list for best restaurants in Airlie Beach.

Menu: Food menu, wine list

Dietary considerations: Dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options available

Phone: 0749481888

Website: https://www.latabella.com.au

Open Hours: Lunch from 12pm till 4pm, dinner from 5pm till 9pm, 7 days a week

Address: Beach Plaza, The Esplanade, Airlie Beach, 4802

La Tabella Airlie Beach Restaurant

Fish D’vine

It’s not hard to see why Fish D’Vine is the longest standing independent restaurant in Airlie Beach once you’ve seen their menu! Seafood galore, Fish D’Vine is locally known as the go-to spot for amazing mud crabs and melt-in-your-mouth bay bugs. Combine this with their  famous Rum Bar where you can partake in the widest selection of rum-based cocktails around, you won’t be left disappointed.

Menu: Restaurant menu, rum bar menu

Dietary considerations: Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options available

Phone: 0749480088

Website: https://www.fishdvine.com.au/

Open Hours: 11am till late 7 days a week

Address: 12 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach 4802

Fish Divine Customers eating and drinking with a view

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Sorrentos

Sorrentos is another restaurant for the books with beautiful views over the Coral Sea Marina, and a relaxed atmosphere to complete your dining experience. Offering all the favourite Italian dishes with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced seafood, Sorrentos delivers the goods on every meal. Not to mention their unbeatable daily 2 for 1 pizza deal with fresh homemade dough and delicious toppings.

Menu: Dining menu

Dietary considerations: Gluten free and vegetarian options available

Phone: 0749467454

Website: https://www.sorrentowhitsunday.com/

Open Hours: Lunch – 11:30am till 2pm, Dinner – 5pm till 8pm

Address: 22 Shingley Dr, Airlie Beach 4802

Burger and chips at Sorrento's

The Rocks

The recently refurbished Coral Sea Resort now offers four separate menus for those looking to dine at one of the best restaurants in Airlie Beach. This waterfront location is perfect for those looking to sit back and enjoy the beauty of the Whitsundays while they dine for any meal of the day. From light bites to filling main meals, The Rocks is the perfect venue for satisfying any appetite.

Menu: Breakfast menu, lunch menu, pool menu, dinner menu

Dietary considerations: Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options available

Phone: 0749461300

Website: https://www.therocksairliebeach.com/

Open Hours: Breakfast – 6am till 10am, Lunch and dinner 11am till 9pm 7 days a week

Address: Coral Sea Resort Hotel, 25 Ocean View Avenue, Airlie Beach 4802

dinning by the pool at The Rocks Coral Sea Resort

Mika Airlie Bbq & Bar

If you’re after some truly delicious Latin American food while visiting Airlie Beach, then a stop at Mika is a must. Serving up humongous sumptuous portions, Mika is hands down one of the best restaurants in Airlie Beach for those looking to indulge in full flavours in a lively and vibrant atmosphere. 

Menu: Mika menu

Dietary considerations: Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available

Phone: 0749482551

Website: https://mika-live-bbq-bar.business.site/

Open Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday to Saturday 12pm till 8:30pm

Address: 6/1 The Esplanade, Airlie Beach 4802

Mika Airlie Beach bbq dinning

The Belvedere

New on the scene in 2022, The Belvedere is refined dining at it’s best, serving up elegant dishes with strong Italian and French influences. With an emphasis on shared meals, The Belvedere is the perfect restaurant for those looking to enjoy their meal with good company away from the hustle and bustle of town in a more private setting.

Menu: Food, Wine, Cocktails and Beer menus

Dietary considerations: Vegetarian options available

Phone: 0467219862

Website: https://www.thebelvederewinebar.com/

Open Hours: Thursday to Saturday 5:30pm till late

Address: 10 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach 4802

The Belvedere

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